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American Midfielder On Villa Radar?

Aston Villa are being linked to 21-year-old American midfielder Maurice Edu.

Edu, who plays for FC Toronto currently the bottom of their league, has 4 goals in 25 games this season.

More info on the FC Toronto site: http://toronto.fc.mlsnet.com




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 12 2007

Time: 1:21PM

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sign him up, looks strong and knows how to score
meakers
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12/12/2007 13:53:00

Looks ok BUT.....We didn't see any long range passing, his passing percentage, if he can defend and get back...... And actually how many shots did it take him to get 4.... He is a midfielder and we need to know he doesn't lose the ball because if you make one little mistake that's 3 points down the drain in the premiership. We need a midfielder that can score long range goals, has a great pass basically the foreign Gerrard.
Villa 4 Ever
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12/12/2007 16:55:00

What happened to the American centre half they said we had signed in the Summer - the one with the injured leg?
Gordonsleftboot
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12/12/2007 17:07:00

I agree with Villa4Ever, that video doesn't really show much, except he scored 4 goals, and judging by the tally above, 4 goals in 25 games, that's not that impressive. The one thing that you can see is that he's pretty built, which is a necessity in midfield these days. The video though shows none of the abilities that makes a midfielder, apart from 3 tap-ins...but that's typical of the misreading of football that Americans are known for.
AstonMartinOneill
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12/12/2007 17:45:00

If he's got a broken leg then why not sign him?
Hoss The Villain
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12/12/2007 18:37:00

And I got slated for suggesting Clint Dempsey the other week, an American, used to the Prem who can score. We are linked on the other hand to a rookie from team bottom of a league on a par with the Ryman Premier. I think not thanks
fatloser
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12/12/2007 18:47:00

FL - thats because this lad has youth on his side and clint is *****e!, its just a PR stunt to get more american fans thats all. The tap ins dont impress me etouffee might know more about him i guess
shortshadyuk
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12/12/2007 20:32:00

If theres any truth in the article, then we've obviously checked him out, and are well aware of his capabilities. Consequently if he's impressed our guys, bring him over. Why not?
glensider
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12/12/2007 21:12:00

Ermmm Glensider.....Didn't MON and the scouts checked out Malon Harewood for like months.....Yet we fans got it right.
Villa 4 Ever
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13/12/2007 02:05:00

the defender we brought over from the states is a youth / academy player. He is / was expected to make it into the reserve team pretty quickly but beyond that don't expect to see much of him just yet.
Villain Of The North
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13/12/2007 08:01:00

i saw this on tribal football on monday. it must be true.
Stig
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13/12/2007 08:29:00

Ermmmm Villa 4 Ever. If you say so Sir. I stand corrected. Dont bring him over. Leave him in North America. Villa 4 Ever, you're hardly comparing apples to apples, but dont let that concern you.
glensider
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13/12/2007 18:57:00

 

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